Nominations being accepted for the 2017 Warren Proudfoot Outstanding School Board Member Award; deadline is Nov. 1

The Kentucky PTA has begun accepting nominations for a member of a local board of education to be selected as Kentucky's top school board member for 2017.

The Warren H. Proudfoot Award was established by KPTA in 1992 and is co-sponsored by KSBA. The late Dr. Proudfoot was a member of the Rowan County Board of Education and a past KSBA president. The Proudfoot Award is presented annually to a Kentucky public school board member who has exhibited distinguished leadership and service to the community during his/her tenure on the local school board. The honoree is selected by the KPTA Board of Directors.

Nominations may be made by an individual school board member, the board team, a superintendent of public schools, a school based parent group or an individual parent. Nominees must be at least in fifth year of service as a member of a Kentucky public board of education.

Nominations may be based on significant contributions over a sustained period of time or for one outstanding contribution during the period of service. Nominees should be active advocates for public education and other learning advancement opportunities for all children within the community.

Materials and Correspondence supporting the nomination should include substantive information relative to the nominee and his/her specific contributions and service to the local community. Include a one page endorsement from a school based parent group (may be individual member or the group in entirety). Also include information about service and contributions at the region, state and national level.

Nominations may not exceed six pages, including this form, one side only, double spaced with type no smaller than 10 point. The nomination form is attached below. Completed nomination packets must be mailed (faxes or emails will not be accepted) to Kentucky PTA, 148 Consumer Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601 and received no later than Nov. 1.

If you have questions, please contact Patty Hinkebein at KPTA at 502-226-6607.

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